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July/August 2006Vol. 7, No. 6Meeting the Special Education Needs of Foster Children

The impact of foster care placement on the emotional health and school performance of youth was the focus of the April 5, 2006, web conference presented by Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. The conference focused on three areas:

  • Improving access to and quality of mental health assessments
  • Establishing accountability for meeting the special education needs of children in the child welfare system
  • Increasing school stability for children with special education needs

An audiovisual recording of the conference, Charting a Course: Meeting the Special Education Needs of Foster Children, is available on the Chapin Hall website, along with a PowerPoint presentation, a written log of questions and answers, and the report “Behavior Problems and Education Disruptions Among Children in Out-of-Home Care in Chicago.”

[Editor's note: This link no longer exists.]